First record of the smallmouth spiny eel, Polyacanthonotus rissoanus for the Adriatic Sea

Isajlović I., Piccinetti C., Vrgoč N., Dulčić J.

Published date: June 2009
Volume: 33
Number: 2
Pagination: 169-170
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie

One specimen (total length: TL = 108 mm, weight: W = 0.70 g) of smallmouth spiny eel Polyacanthonotus rissoanus (De Filippi & Verany, 1857) (Notacanthidae) was captured at a depth between 1192 and 1200 m in the area of the southern Adriatic Pit (42° 05.80 N; 17° 38.00 E). This is the first record of this species for the Adriatic. Specimen is stored in the Ichthyological collection of the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split, under the number IOR-18.

Keywords: adriatic Sea - First record - MED - Notacanthidae - Polyacanthonotus rissoanus
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